Nagra (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste) is the Swiss technical competence centre in the field of deep geological disposal of radioactive waste.

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Nagra is now drilling in Bözberg


Nagra is now drilling a deep borehole in Bözberg. A second borehole will start in Bözberg this summer. The boreholes will help select the safest site for a deep geological repository in Switzerland.

Nagra plans a third borehole in the Nördlich Lägern siting region


Nagra is planning a third borehole in the Nördlich Lägern siting region. The first borehole in Bülach has been completed, and the second and third ones will be conducted in the community of Stadel.

"In line with previous drilling results”


Nagra has completed drilling in Trüllikon. Initial results meet expectations. The second borehole in Zürich Nordost in Marthalen began in early February.

Second drill site in Bözberg under construction


Nagra has started constructing the second drill site in Jura Ost. Drilling is expected to begin in autumn 2020.

Videos available online: visit our drill sites from your computer


Until we can invite you back to our drill sites, we have something for you here: two videos on our drill sites and an exciting journey into the underground of Northern Switzerland.

Corona virus: Out of solidarity with vulnerable members of society, Nagra cancels public events


Nagra is cancelling all tours and public events with immediate effect until at least the end of April. The corona pandemic requires all of us to act with solidarity and responsibility.

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What exactly is radioactivity and how can we protect ourselves from it? (subtitles in english)

What exactly is radioactivity? How can we protect ourselves from radioactivity? We hear these questions very often at trade fairs or school events. Answers to this can be found in our new animated explanatory film on "radioactivity". Learn more about the different types and sources of radiation in three minutes.

More information on the disposal of radioactive waste can be found on our blog:

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